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 commissioner, sent me that day from Florida this dispatch: “The Stanton Normal Institute is being dedicated. Thousands assembled send their greeting to you as their truest advocate.” That year this Normal had 348 pupils and 6 instructors. 20. Shaw University in Raleigh, N. C., had its inception in 1865 in the work and enterprise of Rev. Dr. H. M. Tupper (who was an enlisted Christian soldier during the last three years of the Civil War). He was the first President. It is a large thriving university. In 1869 it had 70 students and four teachers. In 1904 the governmentt (Department of Education) recorded 499 students and 35 instructors. Its departments of medicine and pharmacy place its medical work abreast of Howard University. 21. The Normal School under the Friends' control at Warrenton, N. C., had two teachers and 50 pupils in 1869. The Shiloh Institute appears to have replaced it, having four teachers and 95 pupils in 1896. 22. The Normal and Manual Labor School just beginning in 1869 at Tougaloo, Miss., soon became the Tougaloo University, under the patronage of the American Missionary Association. I remember to have given this school an impulse at the start by a special appropriation. It is finely located, a few miles north of the capital of the State. The university has many departments and maintains for its graduates a high standard of conduct and scholarship. The boarding pupils number over 200. The total enrollment for 1903 is 502. Much stress is laid upon the “industrial work,” including farm and garden work. The industrial features on a smaller scale are like those of Hampton. 23. The Talladega, Ala., Normal School began
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